Lou Reed. The power of positive drinking

di Fiorenzo Sartore

Di Lou Reed ricordo questa vecchia canzone. L’alcol ritorna spesso nelle sue composizioni ma questa è quasi buffa nel testo, in cui spiega le sue preferenze e le sue idee sull’argomento: “c’è chi beve per scatenare la libido, e chi beve per rinforzare l’ego”. E poi quel titolo, ironico quanto basta.

Some like wine and some like hops
but what I really love is my scotch
It’s the power, the power of positive drinking

Some people ruin their drinks with ice
and then they, they ask you for advice
They tell you, I’ve never told anyone else before

They say, Candy is dandy but liquor makes quipsters
and I don’t like mixers, or sippers or sob sisters
You know, you have to be real careful where you sit down
in a bar these days

And then some people drink to unleash their libidos
and other people drink to prop up their egos
It’s my burdon, man, people say
I have the kind of face you can trust

The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive drinking
The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
the pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
the pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive drinking

Some people say, alcohol makes you less lucid
and think that’s true if you’re kind of stupid
I’m not that kind that get’s himself burned twice

And some say liquor kills the cells in your head
and for that matter so does getting out of bed
When I exit, I’ll go out gracefully, shot in my hand

The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive drinking
The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
The pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
the pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive
the pow-pow-pow-pow-power of positive drinking

Lewis Allan Reed (New York, 2 marzo 1942 – Long Island, 27 ottobre 2013)

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Fiorenzo Sartore

Vinaio. Pressoché da sempre nell'enomondo, offline e online.

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she-wolf crosses the road towards the other side

circa 8 anni fa - Link

Yes Lou, shame for all the other shit you treated your body. Gonna luv you for ever. Thanks Mister Sartore for choosing something light in remembrance.

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Nic Marsél

circa 8 anni fa - Link

Aggiungo un commento solo perchè così Lou Reed batte Papa 2-1. Dopo questa perdita non potevo proprio sopportare un pareggio del genere.

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Sii gentile, che ci piaci così. La tua mail non verrà pubblicata, fidati. Nei campi segnati con l'asterisco, però, qualcosa ce la devi scrivere. Grazie.